Providing for the common defense of our country is the core function of the Federal Government. Since the founding of our nation, millions of Americans have proudly served and sacrificed in preservation of our democracy. It is our duty as a nation to ensure that when our service members return home, that they are properly and respectfully cared for. I am very disappointed by a number of high-profile scandals at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) that do a disservice to our heroes and to VA employees that faithfully serve our veterans. Those who have valiantly served our nation deserve better. As your representative in Congress, I will work with my colleagues to advance legislation that supports our military on and off the battlefield, in addition to providing quality services for our veterans who have given so much to protect us at home and abroad.
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Congressman Mike Bishop (MI-08) spoke on the House floor today to recognize Patriot Week, Sept. 11-17, and encourage support for his resolution, H. Con. Res. 58.
WASHINGTON – Following Veterans Day on Nov. 11, Congressman Bishop joined the House in passing several measures to support veterans this week. The bills address issues from employment concerns, to business-related opportunities and support for their families:
The Fairness to Veterans for Infrastructure Investment Act of 2015 – to improve contracting opportunities for veteran-owned small business concerns (H.R. 1694)